Was out leafletting in North Ipswich today with a leaflet about stopping fireworks abuse. The Labour government passed a new Fireworks Act at the end of last year, which brings in three new offences and allows the police to fine people on the spot for letting off fireworks in the street.
I know from my own ward in Ipswich that Fireworks Night now stretches for three months! The main problems are people letting of firewaorks late at night so I am pleased to see there is an 11pm curfew. As a safety and nuisance control measure, under eighteens are not allowed to buy fireworks any more. They are allowed sparklers and party-poppers!
Hopefully, fireworks can be enjoyed in safety and not endured in silence.